If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.
Up, Simba!, David Foster Wallace (born on this day in 1962)
The 28th of June, 1998, was a blistering hot day in Splenadora, Texas. It was also the eighth birthday of Robbie Middleton. On this fateful afternoon, which should have been a day of celebration, Robbie was brutally attacked in the woods behind his house. He was was tied to a tree before being doused in gasoline and set alight. Robbie suffered third-degree burns to 99% of his small body. Miraculously, Robbie survived this ruthless attack and managed to run the short distance back to his home where he was immediately rushed to hospital. Over the forthcoming years, he endured 200+ operations. However, his organs were badly damaged by the fire and at the age of 21 in 2011, Robbie passed away from cancer that was caused by the horrific burn injuries. The cause of death was ruled as homicide.
Just 17 days before he passed away, Robbie revealed on videotape who had attacked him on his eighth birthday - Donald Collins. Donald was 13-years-old at the time of the attack. Robbie revealed that two weeks before the shocking attack, Donald raped him in the same woods where he would later set him on fire. The prosecution believes that Donald had burned Robbie to conceal his crime. In fact, when Donald was 16-years-old, he was charged with sexually assaulting another 8-year-old boy.
In 2015, a jury convicted Donald of murder and sentenced him to 40 years.
“The captain’s gonna kidnap Princess Minnie!”
Happy 57th birthday to Tony Anselmo (born February 18th, 1960), he voices Donald Duck throughout the Kingdom Hearts series! Do you think Donald’s healing ability will be useful in Kingdom Hearts III? #BDayKH kh13.com